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The Girls' Reading Nook

This weekend Sam and I put the finished touches on the girls' reading nook. Upstairs we have this wide hallway area that has basically been a junk receptacle and I wanted to create a little hideaway for art projects, reading (Matilda is doing an awesome job!), and craft projects. We were lucky enough to get to collaborate with Framebridge on the project. This new to me company was instantly exciting to me. They take the framing process and make it affordable and so easy. See how it works here! Stay tuned at the end for a little discount.

I was able to use a little table we already had on hand, which was mine when I was little that we updated for Matilda. We also had these two little vintage chairs that were passed down from a friend. The artwork over the table is a photo from Lovebugs a few years ago and the photos of the girls were taken on instagram! The "instagram minis" are only $39.

All you have to do is download the Framebridge app and then you can see how your instagram photos will look in a frame and voila! Could not be easier to do. These would make the best Christmas presents. My frames arrived super quickly I might add and were packaged with the utmost care. They even come with a hook to hang them! I chose the "Providence" frame for Phoebe's photo and "Concord" for Matilda's.

These amazing lights are from Bright Lab Lights. I picked out the colors and they add so much fun + whimsy to the space I think. The photo was framed in a modern "Mercer" frame with white mat.


We used 1 x 12's from Home Depot with simple white brackets for the shelving. These shelves will most likely rotate with their favorite things. We love the wooden toys from Grimm's, this little tea set, this Fern Doll from The Land of Nod and these Anna Rifle Illustrated classics are a new favorite. Most of the wooden toys came from seed factory.

I wanted to print out a vacation photo to keep that lingering feeling. I shot this agave plant in Alys beach (one of my favorite places on earth!) and love this first shot of Bee's top knot. These adorable hand painted dolls were a gift from my friend Kel. I love her eye for color and everything she makes. The attention to detail in her r-ki-tekt line is just incredible. I love their flower crowns! She also makes the prettiest necklaces and carryalls.

Here's a wider shot of the hall and a closeup of the little reading area. The chair is from seed factory and the chalkboard was from an estate sale this summer. I really want to encourage reading in the girls and thought this was a fun way to do it. The little pillow was from Anthro years ago.

With Framebridge you can upload your own photos and art if you have a digital file and you can also mail it in. This could not be easier! They send you a box or tube for your art along with a prepaid UPS sticker. Shipping is free both ways. I LOVE this ABC print designed by my dear friend Erica Loesing. She is such a talent and I think it makes the space. I also really love this natural frame that was recommended to me by the in-house designers.

Working on her class pumpkin. :) We love this time of year.

The girls clearly are already making great use of the space. Here's a little peek at the lights when they are lit up. SO happy! Framebridge is generously offering a 15% discount off all purchases until the end of October with code FRAME15. Happy framing!

This post was in partnership with Framebridge. All opinions and designs are my own.

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11 comments :

  1. Um, I want to sit down and read here! It's perfect! You have incredible style Lesley! xx

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    1. that means so much anna!!! thank you!

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  2. love it all! and such a great idea using a part of the house you wouldn't necessarily think of as a reading nook. since we have limited space in our flat, we have had to get creative and do the same thing. we carved out a little area in our dining room for j's play area. and now i am off to check out framebridge. :) xo

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    1. aw i bet it is adorable and how cool to say you live in a flat. :) thanks friend!

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  3. What an adorable reading nook! Everything in it is so cute!

    -Hannah

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  4. lovely space! I thin it turned out great!

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  5. I love how many people from your life are included in the space (Kel & Erica) and how each piece is a story. Such blessings for a magical little space!

    Is the light fixture also from Home Depot? I'm looking for something similar!

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    1. i miss you!! yes, love being surrounded by my creative friend's work. the best! it is from home depot and super cheap. with the outdoor lighting. XO

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  6. Looks great! Reading nooks are my favorite :)

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